Monday is the final day for candidates for city offices in Chicago to turn in their election paperwork, and a couple mayor hopefuls still haven't filed their petitions.When the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners closed for the weekend, nine candidates had filed to run for mayor.
Former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun has officially kicked off her campaign for Chicago mayor, announcing her candidacy Saturday and joining a crowded field of contenders.Braun now runs an organic food company.
This week on our Illinois political podcast Best Game in Town:Mayoral campaigns tout their own diversity, and what's in a petition signature? More than you might think. We find out all the tricks of the trade when it comes to bouncing candidates off the ballot.
Most candidates for Chicago mayor are now one step closer to getting on the ballot. Monday was the first day they could file the required 12,500 signatures with the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners.
Three more candidates are officially in the running to be Chicago's next mayor. On Saturday, former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel launched his campaign to replace Mayor Richard Daley.Sunday, state Senator James Meeks began his campaign. So did Illinois U.S.